Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The Vancouver Giants will host their division rivals, the Kamloops Blazers, on Sunday, February 21st at 5:00pm in the Pacific Coliseum. It’s the sixth time these two teams are facing off this season.

The Pacific Coliseum is a historic rink that has hosted the Giants since their inauguration in the 2001-02 season and held Canucks games before their move to General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena). Every seat in the house feels close to the ice, giving Coliseum visitors an intimate view of the Great Canadian Game without paying a fortune for it.

This closeness to the players and the game makes the experience so much more special for families, especially with young players of their own in tow. Dreams always seem more real if your heroes are relatable: some of the Giants are local boys that grew up skating on the same rinks as your sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces. Ty Ronning (#17) and Matt Barberis (24) played at the Burnaby Winter Club, Carter Popoff (#42) played for the Richmond Minor Hockey Association, Trevor Cox (#40) played for the Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association, and Ryan Jones (#2) played in South Delta. It’s a beautiful experience to share.

That holds especially true in mild-wintered Vancouver. The backyard shinny that is a staple in so many families’ hockey traditions across Canada doesn’t often find a home in Vancouver. You can bet, though, that Vancouver families jump onto a local pond the moment it freezes with hockey sticks in hand, just like Canadians everywhere since our beginnings as a nation.

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Whether or not you or a family member plays hockey, there’s an unmistakable sense of community with the Vancouver Giants. The games attract everyone: the young and the old, new Canadians just arrived to start fresh here, and Canadians whose roots are dug several generations deep into the land. For some, it’s their first ever hockey game witnessed live, and for so many more it’s a heavily ingrained tradition handed down from parent to child.

There’s something to be found for everyone: the avid hockey fans that know all the stats across the league and those who just want an evening out. And if you didn’t already know, White Spot offers a special Giants Family Pak: for $99 you get dinner and hockey tickets for four.

That means it’s really hard to find a reason not to go to a Giants game…

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! WE’RE GIVING AWAY A FOUR-PACK OF TICKETS TO THE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST VANCOUVER GIANTS HOME GAME. SIMPLY POST A COMMENT BELOW TELLING US WHY YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE CROWD AND BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN. WE’LL SELECT A WINNER ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AND NOTIFY THE WINNER BY EMAIL. GOOD LUCK!
UPDATED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: CONGRATULATIONS LORENA! YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER OF A FOUR-PACK OF TICKETS TO THE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST VANCOUVER GIANTS HOME GAME. PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO GO ABOUT CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO POSTED A COMMENT. CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR MORE GREAT STORIES AND GIVEAWAYS ON INSIDE VANCOUVER.
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19 Responses to Sunday Funday – The Vancouver Giants Family Hockey Tradition, Feb 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Angela J

    I would love for this hockey matchup to be my first Giants game!
    Things have been really tight financially with a gap of unemployment for my boyfriend over the recent holidays. It would be great to surprise him with these tickets and bring along our best friends too!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win – fingers crossed!

  2. shane grover

    i love the giants they play good hockey see them play once a year big true fan for years i cheer loud and proud go giants go!!!!

  3. Kay

    Perfect family outing!

  4. davey boy

    the Giants are the best family hockey value in town ~!!

  5. Brad

    My son as a new friend from South Africa. What better way to share our national sport than to take him and his Dad to a game!

  6. Erica

    My youngest son recently broke his leg and has had to sit on the sidelines for many activities. Going to the game would be exciting and fun for him and our whole family.

  7. Rachel

    My family of 4 would love to win…we like to cheer.

  8. Lucy S

    I have never attended a Giants game even though I am a huge hockey fan. I would love to take my 2yr old granddaughter for I am trying to mold her into a hockey fan. Maybe if I win these tickets I may just become a Giants fan ☺

  9. Ruby Bedi

    This is a great & affordable hockey nite out with the family.

  10. Holly

    The Giants is a great family activity — no matter what age. Last year we took our 3-year old and his best friend and they had a blast. Sure, a lot of it was the joy of dancing with the cheerleaders but they also really enjoyed the hockey and the fun atmosphere.

    This year he’s four and is learning to skate. I’d love him to watch the players and see how fast they go (and that they fall down a lot too!)

  11. Donna S

    Family fun night!!

  12. Cecilia

    I’d love to take my children (8 and 5 years old) to their second hockey game. They’ve been to one and loved it so much we got them their Giants jerseys.

  13. maria

    It would be awesome to take the kids and enjoy this as a family!

  14. Lorrie

    Hi
    I am hoping to get to go to this as a single parent taking my two daughters would be fun .

    Thank you

  15. Lorena

    Because we’ve never been in a hokey game before. It’s out of our budget. But we would love to go. Please choose us! <3

  16. This would make a fun date night! Always love cheering on the Giants.

  17. Jessica Maxwell

    We would love to win this prize as we are a big hockey family. My youngest has yet to go to her first game, so this would be very exciting for her. Crossing our fingers and thank you in advance!

  18. Lexia Nash

    <—- This Mama needs a night out with my sons! We're a hockey loving family and hubby & I would love to take our boys to their 1st hockey game! We watch Canucks on tv but have yet to have a chance to go out as a family to cheer on our Giants, this would be so much fun :)

  19. Hi

    I am writing this on behalf of my two children 6 and 8. I am a home dad and my wife works full-time split days off and a mix of early mid and late shifts our children miss spending quality time with there Mum because of that.

    We are immigrants from Australian and become hockey fans and the kids just started skating, if we to win the ticket giveaway my children could treat the mum a fun filled family night our at a giants game.

    A night that we would all remember.